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Old 08-30-2017, 04:25 PM
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My nephew, a Marine ( got out last year) and a buddy of mine are taking my skiff from Florida and showing up in West LA. If they need us great, if they don't that's fine too. I am not asking for money or anything. I am here to help as a boaterman . I will take several cases of water and offer it to those in need. I am an avid outdoorsman and have my backpacking gear, food, and such to be as self sufficient as possible. Have my two handheld VHF, GPS, LED spot lights, a dozen life jackets and plenty of spare fuel too. Boaters helping neighbors is a good thing. We plan on staying there for two days. Do you think they will call me Captain? Eitherway I am going to help where ever we may be needed.
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You will stop 20 miles west of Lake Charles La and 4 miles across our border in Orange Tx. There may also be missions north of vinton La (15 miles west of LC) since Toledo bend damn is releasing water now. I will pm my cell # incase you need something while here. High probability that 190 will be under water soon even with the river forecast to crest at midnight tomorrow.
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Hoohah the Cajun navy!!!

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Newest home base Lake Charles La, they multiplyn like nutria rats.
Old 08-30-2017, 07:11 PM
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Tell me the history on this. You guys have done this before? It's semi organized? Or people just head over and help out?
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Originally Posted by Big Iron View Post
Tell me the history on this. You guys have done this before? It's semi organized? Or people just head over and help out?
Bryant dem people on fb.

Cajun navy 2016

Louisiana cajun navy

You can find them both through mine i think
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They recently said they are in need of boats in port Arthur
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they just showed up in my town to rescue people from Harvey, along with hundreds of others in boats to help. amazing sight
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Originally Posted by rbhankins001 View Post
Bryant dem people on fb.

Cajun navy 2016

Louisiana cajun navy

You can find them both through mine i think
I guess I'll begrudgingly head on over to fb then.
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Big, it seems more organized now from what I see in the media. In 05 it was a cluster fark of epic proportions, picture a hundred trucks pulling various boats and questionable trailers of every make imaginable. We mustered at the acadiana mall at I think 4 am and left on ambassador caffrey to I-10 abreast and single file to New Orleans. Periodically, a wheel would fall off and that boat was out of the procession. Sun came up as we hit the pontchatrain and the road block just east of Williams Blvd where we stopped and reconfigured our approach to help. JPSD ushered us off of 10 headed west but we snookered them and proceeded to find a path to our end goal; Water!!! Somehow, I became the lead dog of the procession, crossed the old Huey P and found my way back to I-10 and paydirt. Not sure what exit we came out on but there were ambulances and first responder cars for what seemed like a mile. We overwhelmed the popo so there wasn't much they could do with that many trucks and boats. Me and Safety Dave Buddy boated lakeview without any success rescueing anyone (westend Blvd had 8'+ water). Our second trip was south of 10 to a train tressel where we transferred people across and into our boats. The Lycra Fags were also there in their color coordinated Getty Ups swinging AR's like shopping bags. After one of them swept us for the second time I politely asked him to ****ing stop. Old folks and Nagins undesirables were all that was left and they were truely grateful for our help. Was interviewed by a reporter while in the water from out of state and also asked to ride with me but I turned him down because we came to help not report.
That's some of the Cajun navy history.
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Originally Posted by Kenner 23 View Post
Big, it seems more organized now from what I see in the media. In 05 it was a cluster fark of epic proportions, picture a hundred trucks pulling various boats and questionable trailers of every make imaginable. We mustered at the acadiana mall at I think 4 am and left on ambassador caffrey to I-10 abreast and single file to New Orleans. Periodically, a wheel would fall off and that boat was out of the procession. Sun came up as we hit the pontchatrain and the road block just east of Williams Blvd where we stopped and reconfigured our approach to help. JPSD ushered us off of 10 headed west but we snookered them and proceeded to find a path to our end goal; Water!!! Somehow, I became the lead dog of the procession, crossed the old Huey P and found my way back to I-10 and paydirt. Not sure what exit we came out on but there were ambulances and first responder cars for what seemed like a mile. We overwhelmed the popo so there wasn't much they could do with that many trucks and boats. Me and Safety Dave Buddy boated lakeview without any success rescueing anyone (westend Blvd had 8'+ water). Our second trip was south of 10 to a train tressel where we transferred people across and into our boats. The Lycra Fags were also there in their color coordinated Getty Ups swinging AR's like shopping bags. After one of them swept us for the second time I politely asked him to ****ing stop. Old folks and Nagins undesirables were all that was left and they were truely grateful for our help. Was interviewed by a reporter while in the water from out of state and also asked to ride with me but I turned him down because we came to help not report.
That's some of the Cajun navy history.
Awesome man. Cool to hear. I'm obviously ignorant to it.
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Typically I don't wear my medals outside of my house and try to keep it on the down low
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I just came home from trying to help. Had a medic with me and told them day before we were coming. They do good things but organization is not one of them. We never launched out boat. We were told to go to point a but road was flooded to get there. Told us to go to point b but all roads to there were flooded as well. Same thing at point c. They gave out link to flooded roads but no one dispatching seemed to have time or understanding to place people where they could be used as it related to this link. All boats in Houston were told to go to Port Arther or Vidor this am but all roads leading there were closed. Had we been dispatched there on the way in Tuesday we could have been in place for today. I applaud them for their work and they have been successful for those that were able to get to the rally points etc but resources are applied with more of a shotgun effect. Lack of th local geography was a hindrance for them as well. I think if I do this again it will either be on an emergency in an area I'm familiar with or I will talk directly to local officials or navy members associated with initial responders We joined without much prior knowledge and were just two of us so going with a larger group may be better. Again I commend them for the great work and am in no way bashing them I just feel I wasted a trip due to on site conditions along with other issues. We are all volunteers so it's all good

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